Trump’s Benghazi

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  1. Avatar Andrew Donaldson
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    No, it is not Benghazi. Not even close for a multitude of reasons. Not the least of one is that in Libya you are talking about a converted private residence compared to the Baghdad Green Zone which is a military facility in and of itself with multiple layers of defenses. The video and pics are the outer areas which are local controlled technically “the embassy” as in on the grounds but not the actual embassy itself which is why you saw no US Personnel, they are there not on the 4th wall out of 4 walls. There are aspects of this that deserve attention, such as the Iraqi government clearly allowing this, but it is not Benghazi, or Hanoi, or anything remotely as serious as any of that.Report

  2. Avatar Damon
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    What? The us is engaged in a covert operation to buy up anti aircraft missiles from the rebels in Iraq too? I’m shocked!Report

  3. Avatar InMD
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    Maybe we should just leave. Calling what’s in Iraq an ’embassy’ is a seriously Orwellian euphemism. It’s a military installation helping to prop up an arguably hostile government out of imperialistic hubris.Report

    • Avatar Slade the Leveller in reply to InMD
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      Can we get this comment a little more love? What on earth are we still doing over there?

      The whole region has been a drain on the American treasury and psyche for several generations now.Report

      • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Slade the Leveller
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        What’s the goal of staying? It was initially about the oil, to keep it from flowing to China. What’s the rationale nowadays?

        Trump, it should be noted, isn’t scaling back our presence in the ME but ramping it up.

        My guess? Lotta money for important people in the ME. (“All politics is local.”)Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird
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    The Bee goes straight for the jugular:

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  5. Avatar George Turner
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    Rumor has it that the mob of Shia militia formed spontaneously, outraged over some horrible movie about singing cats.Report

  6. Avatar George Turner
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    From multiple sources: Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed late on Thursday in an air strike on their convoy in Baghdad airport.

    Earlier Iran’s leader had been laughing that Trump couldn’t do anything to Iran in response to the embassy attack. I guess he was wrong.Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird
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    Here’s a New York Post from 2014.

    Headline:
    The shadowy Iranian spy chief who helped plan Benghazi

    From the article:

    He’s the Wizard of Oz of Iranian terror, the most dreaded and most effective terrorist alive.

    He is Qassem Suleymani, the head of the Quds Force, an organization that acts as a combination CIA and Green Berets for Iran, and a man who has orchestrated a campaign of chaos against the United States around the world.

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